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What Do We Do?
• We are Medical Systems Solutions Architects!
• 4Med Systems provides development support and
testing for medical IT applications that require the
integration of several software and hardware
• We specialize in identifying the right components
and partners to enable medical facilities to maximize
efficiencies within their existing IT infrastructure.
American Recovery & Reinvestment
Act (ARRA), Feb 2009
Health Human Services (HHS), $19B
Office Of National Coordination,
HIT Policy Committee
ARRA HITECH Act
You are eligible for between $44,000 to $64,000!
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2011 $18,000 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000 $2,000 $44,000
2012 $18,000 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000 $2,000 $44,000
2013 $15,000 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000 $39,000
2014 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000 $24,000
What are the Certification Standards?
• Meaningful Use Matrix = Standards
Definition, July 16
• Progressive Standards 2011, 2013, 2015
E.g. Matrix Standards E.g. Matrix Measures
% Prescriptions transmitted
Transmit Prescriptions electronically
Submit Claims Electronically % Claims submitted electronically
Patients with Electronic Access to
% Patients with electronic access
Certification Commission for HIT - Private,
Proponents: Experienced, Established Testing
Opponents: Excessively detailed, costly,
aligned with vendors, interest conflict
• ‘CCHIT has hijacked their development
effort” – Certification Work Group
• CCHIT gives HIT’s legacy vendors
inappropriate influence - Brian Klepper, PhD
– National Institute of Standards
• Federal Agency Under the Dept of
• Founded in 1901
• Standards: from teller machines to
HIT Policy Committee Recommendation
ONC, Policy Committee Establishes Standards
NIST in Charge of Certification
Multiple Organizations Perform Tests
– Satisfy the Standards with Multiple Vendors
• E.g. EHR vendor & e-prescriptions vendor
– “Certification of modules should make it
possible for organizations to purchase
components from multiple vendors” –
Certification Work Group, July 16, 2009
1. Educate your staff – Post the Matrix
2. Educate your patients – Newsletter
3. Getting Involved – Policy Meetings are
4. Implement a viable EHR
For more information, please visit our newly revised
web site at www.4medsystems.com, where there are
product files, white papers, case studies and video
demonstrations available for your review.
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